Triple H or Paul Levesque has done it all in the wrestling ring and has been busy helping behind the scenes. Although he has made occasional appearances, mostly at WrestleMania events, it appears all that has come to a close.

Speaking to Stephen A. Smith of ESPN, the 52-year-old said he will never wrestle again following a serious cardiac event.

“For me, as far as in-ring, which I get a lot, I’m done,” Triple H said during a portion of an interview that aired on Friday’s episode of First Take. “I won’t – I would never wrestle again. First, I have a defibrillator in my chest. Which, it’s probably not a good idea for me to get zapped on live TV.”

It was last fall when Triple H’s health problems took its toll. He underwent heart surgery last Sept. 8, 2021.

The former WWE champion was coughing blood at the time, something that his wife, Stephanie McMahon noticed. It was only when he went to the hospital that he was made aware of how serious the issue was.

“I had viral pneumonia,” Triple H recalled. “My lungs were inflamed and as the next couple of days went on and I got home it got increasingly worse and my wife saw some blood and stuff that I was coughing up. I went and got checked and I – it was coming from the viral pneumonia but I had fluid in my lungs. I had some fluid around my heart,” Triple H stated.

His heart was failing and his blood pressure was dropping. In all, he was almost on death’s door.

The last match of Triple H was on June 29, 2019. He tagged with Shinsuke Nakamura in a win over Robert Roode and Samoa Joe at a non-televised WWE live event in Tokyo, Japan. His last televised match was against Randy Orton at the Super ShowDown pay-per-view in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on June 7, 2019.

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